NAME: Ivan Thomas SHAW
SERVICE NO: 1279
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1897
PLACE OF BIRTH: Coleraine
DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 26 July 1915
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: Melbourne
AGE AT ENLISTMENT: 18
UNIT: 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column (late 13th Australian Light Horse Regiment)
EMBARKED: 27 October 1915
TROOP SHIP: HMAT A38 Ulysses
FATE: Returned to Australia – 8 April 1919
Ivan Thomas Shaw was born in Coleraine in 1897 to William Shaw and Bridget Murtagh. The family moved to Tyres Street Hamilton and on 26 July 1915, Ivan a butcher, enlisted aged 18 years and three months.
Initially with the 13th Light Horse Regiment, Ivan embarked on 27 October 1915 aboard the HMAT A38 Ulysses. Early in 1916 while in France, Ivan transferred to the 2nd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column. He returned to Australia in 1919 and lived first in Hamilton then the Casterton district where he farmed. Ivan passed away in 1970 at Coleraine.
Australian War Memorial – WW1 Embarkation Rolls – Ivan Thomas Shaw
Discovering Anzacs – WW1 Service Record – Ivan Thomas Shaw
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My grandfather was also in 13 th Lighthorse Regiment, a very interesting read.